Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta, the next installment of the popular We TV series aired it’s first episode last week. The departure from Los Angeles has led the show to take its talents down South, where we find the offspring of some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop. However, most of these youngins are new to reality television and have starred on multiple shows. The only difference is that this time, the spotlight is all theirs.
Bow Wow aka Shad Moss joins GUHHATL as the oldest member of the cast and an executive producer on the show. The 30-year-old has over 20 years of experience in the music industry. He’s joined by Zonnique Pullins and Reginae Carter, both of whom have grown up in the public eye due to having two parents in the industry. Zonnique is the daughter of Hip-Hop power couple T.I. and Tiny. She’s appeared on her family’s reality show T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle on VH1 and was seen on the Tiny & Toya which aired on BET. Reginae was also on the BET reality show in addition to Toya: A Family Affair. She’s the daughter of reality tv star Toya Wright and rapper Lil Wayne. Also on the show are DJ Hurricane‘s daughter Ayana, Jermaine Dupri‘s daughter Shaniah, and Brandon Barnes. Brandon is the son of music industry veteran Deb Antney and rapper Waka Flaka.
In the first episode, Zonnique is planning the start of her music career, while Bow Wow has come back to Atlanta to continue his. Even though he recently released a project with Soulja Boy, he hasn’t had a solo studio album since 2009. Jermaine Dupri and Da Brat are trying to convince him to come back to Atlanta full-time to work on his album. But he’s reluctant to do so since his life and daughter reside in in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, Reginae isn’t too happy with the backlash that her father is getting from his comments on #BlackLivesMatter. To make matters worse, T.I. has just issued statements concerning Lil Wayne’s interview and they are not positive. Reginae promised Zonnique that she would stay out of it for the sake of their friendship. But a moment of weakness causes her to break her promise and get involved in the affairs of these two grown men.
Everyone knows that it goes down in the “A”. Especially when it comes to reality tv shows. Other popular shows that are filmed in Atlanta include Real Housewives of Atlanta, Little Women: Atlanta, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, and Married to Medicine. All of these shows have garnered high ratings for their respective networks. So, it’s no surprise why WeTV and GUHH wanted some of that down South, Atlanta action.